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Game 11: Orioles at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Apr 14, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Vernon Wells LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Ben Francisco DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix SS

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 6.75)
Kuroda vs. Orioles

Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Nolan Reimold DH

LHP Wei-Yin Chen (0-1, 3.75)
Chen vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m., ESPN

WEATHER: There’s a little chill in the air, but it’s not as bad as it was two weeks ago. Wind is blowing out to right field.

UMPIRES: HP Manny Gonzalez, 1B Wally Bell, 2B Dan Bellino, 3B Larry Vanover

STREAK SNAPPED: The Yankees will look to get back on track after having their four-game winning streak snapped in yesterday’s 5-3 loss to the Orioles.

INFIELD CHAOS: For the first time since a 2003 appearance at shortstop in Double-A, Robinson Cano played the ninth inning at SS in yesterday’s loss to Baltimore. Francisco Cervelli played second base, marking his second carer appearance at the position.

NINE LIVES: After hitting safely in each of the Yankees’ first nine games, Kevin Youkilis went hitless for the first time all season last night. Youk had an 11-game hitting streak going that dated back to last season.

(I’ll be updating what’s going on in the game here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. Follow me @vzmercogliano to join in the conversation!)

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Not much to report at this point. We’re through three innings and neither team has had a runner advanced past first base. Kuroda has only thrown 36 pitches.

UPDATE, 9:44 p.m.: After not having a runner get past first base for four innings, the Yankees busted out in the fifth. Boesch and Cervelli started the inning with back-to-back singles, and then consecutive sac flies from Overbay and Nix drove in the first run of the game. Gardner followed with a two-run homer off of the right field foul pole, and the Yanks now lead 3-0. Meanwhile, Kuroda continues to cruise on the mound. He hasn’t faced more than four batters in an inning yet.




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